College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is a community focused on learning, teaching, research, and engagement. We are guided by an unshakeable commitment to humanistic values and ethical conduct, by a creative and entrepreneurial frame of mind, and by an awareness of the global context in which the university exists. 


As we celebrate our 40th Anniversary, we invite you to engage with your fellow Niners during our Alumni Panel Livestream in the video above happening NOW! 


The “I never dreamt I would …” stream features highly regarded alumni from across the decades and disciplines of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. From chemistry, communication studies, political science, and more, these alumni have dynamic careers and will share their insights with you.

Up for the Challenge? 

Make a bigger impact by taking advantage of the following challenges!

  • 25 donors to the MPA Program will unlock a generous donation of $25,000 from Jerry Fox
  • Alumnus Robert Rowell '81 will match all gifts dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000 to the Harper-Thomas Legacy Scholarship.
  • Calling all alumni from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences!  It’s the college’s 40th anniversary and we want to know which decade will win the bragging rights for the CLAS #NinerNationGives Challenge of the Decades!  Who will make the most gifts and the most impact for our students?  Let’s make that leaderboard sing! 

Make a Difference 

Russell and Sally Robinson Scholarship
Russell and Sally Robinson Scholarship for Liberal Arts & Sciences – This scholarship provides financial support to incoming freshmen who have been admitted to the university and intend to pursue a degree within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. The Robinsons are longtime friends and supporters of UNC Charlotte who wish to help alleviate the annual cost of attendance for our newest student population and set them on their path to a bright future.

Harper-Thomas Legacy Endowment for Study Abroad 
Dr. Herman Thomas and the late Dr. Mary Harper arrived as professors at UNC Charlotte in the 1970s. They immediately became mentors for many of the first-generation students, and for the next three decades, helped them navigate their way at UNC Charlotte. This fund supports study abroad programs for all students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, providing them with experiences of a lifetime.

Gerald G. Fox MPA Endowment Fund
The Gerald G. Fox MPA Endowment Fund recognizes the reputation Jerry Fox has earned as an innovator and team leader. This fund helps to attract the best and brightest into public service and will enhance opportunities for students to gain practical experience from successful public servants such as Gerald G. Fox. As the MPA program continues to grow its regional and national reputation, the Fox MPA Endowment will continue providing critical resources for current and future students.

CLAS Graduate Student Fund 
COVID-19 has placed a heavy burden on many of our graduate students. Many have not been able to conduct their research as planned. As a result, they will not be able to graduate on schedule and need additional funding to complete their degree programs. If you have earned a graduate degree, you know what challenges they are facing. A gift to this fund helps ease that burden.

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